Slimbridge Dowsing Group

SLIMBRIDGE DOWSING GROUP - a forum for dowsers throughout Gloucestershire

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein. 1879-1955

The Slimbridge Dowsing Group

in Gloucestershire was formed by Peter Golding in 2003 in response to requests following a talk given to the Local History Society on the discovery, by dowsing, of an ancient labyrinth in the village. The formal Inaugural Meeting was held on 23 November 2006.

Slimbridge dowsers

Join us and discover:

The ancient skill of Water Divining; how to locate unseen underground archaeological features; how to diagnose and relieve health problems in people and animals.

We welcome enthusiasts and beginners from throughout the county and beyond at our fortnightly practical sessions held at the Slimbridge Village Hall, opposite the Church, (Other venues if sufficient support.)


Regular meetings
We have two meetings a month – the second Thursday afternoon and the fourth Saturday morning of the month. We always meet in Slimbridge Village Hall, except when we are out on a field trips, which are usually fairly local.

After our Saturday morning meetings, we repair to the local pub for lunch and a chat with like-minded people.

We take a pride in the quality of our speakers at our meetings, who cover a variety of subjects including history, archaeology, leys and energy lines, health, water divining - you name it.

A few of our members are also available to give talks to other groups on occasions. Please enquire.

Special Interest Groups
In addition to our usual meetings, we have two other sections - the Archaeological Section which meets quarterly and enjoys a variety of field trips to interesting sites, and the Health & Wellbeing Section which meets once a month, after our usual Thursday meetings.

Also in Print
We have become known locally thanks to reports of our regular meetings, kindly published by the Gazette, the Stroud News & Journal, and on occasions, the Gloucestershire Echo. These reports have been published in two books, the first titled ‘This Rabbit is Constipated’ and the second, ’It’s Around Here Somewhere!’ which will be available in December.

Learning to Dowse
Almost anyone and everyone can dowse. We offer training and coaching after our Saturday meetings, or come along on the field trips and have fun learning on the job.

Times, events and subscriptions
Second Thursdays 1:45pm for 2:30pm.
Fourth Saturdays 10:00am for 11:00am.
For a full events list select 'Events' from the menu. Click HERE for a simple map showing where we meet.

Members £2; Non-members £3.


Contact Slimbridge Dowsing Group

Trish Mills (Chair) Email:
Tel: 01453 545855 / 07513 437114


Congratulations to our new President, Peter Golding, who has been ‘kicked upstairs’ and retired as Chairman.

Welcome to our new Chair, Diane Holliday, who is a very capable lady with lots of appropriate qualifications, who will follow in Peter’s footsteps, and no doubt create a few of her own.

An extra warm welcome to Maureen Jagucki, who was on the Committee already, but has nobly taken on the task of Secretary. We are delighted (and relieved) to have a replacement for Barbara Davis and must thank her for her five years in this role, and dedication to duty. Barbara continues as Membership Secretary.

Also welcome to Brian Bailey, who has kindly stepped in to assist Di who will continue as Treasurer for the time being. Brian will be taking the money on the door, which frees up Di for other duties.

Thanks are also due to Patrick Callaghan, our resident photographer, who doesn’t want to be on the Committee but has kindly agreed to unlock the hall on Saturdays and set out chairs and tables.

And many thanks yet again to Ann Jones, our indispensable, loyal and irreplaceable Refreshments Co-ordinator (treasured tea lady to you and me!) who has kindly agreed to do it on Thursdays.

And sincere thanks to those who remain with us from previous years: Jon Martin as Vice-Chairman, Barry Goldring as Field Events Co-ordinator, and Trish Mills as Publicity and Newsletter. Continuity is important.

Peter Golding

Acting Chair
Trish Mills

Jon Martin

Barbara Davis

Barbara Davis

Field Events Co-ordinator
Barry Goldring

Trish Mills

Ann Jones

Committee Member
Elaine Clements

Committee & Key Holder
Steve Sanderson